Do you have any big lifetime bucket list items? I've got a few. One of these bucket list goals is to go to all 50 states by the time I am 50. I set this goal in college, after a friend had a goal of all 50 states by the time she was 30 (and she met the goal!). Growing up in a … [Read more...] about How knowing the big goal makes decisions easy
Happy New Year! I'm more excited about starting 2018 than I have been at the beginning of the last several years. Goodbye, 2017 While I ended the year on a good note, 2017 was a rough one. The year held some unexpected tough situations over which I had little or no control. For … [Read more...] about 2018: Goals + Word of the Year
In the last few years, it feels like the urgency of planning for the following year is starting earlier and earlier. This year, I started seeing a whole lot of “planning and goal setting for 2018” messaging as early as Thanksgiving. The marketing around goal planning seems to … [Read more...] about Why you shouldn’t set 2018 goals (yet) and what you should do instead
Our boys ran their first race recently - a one mile fun run. They started out strong, and kept up the pace surprisingly well. Not so surprisingly, they both hit a point where they were tired and slowed down. The four year old may have even sat down on the grass at the side of … [Read more...] about 5 ways to finish strong
Yesterday, we discussed the stages of a project and key questions and actions in each phase. Critical to the entire process is having a clear goal and then executing against that goal. Ultimately, what’s the problem you are trying to solve? Is the goal clear? The stages of a … [Read more...] about What happens when the goal isn’t clear?